Shortly after my boat arrived in Idaho I had a chance to surf it on the Salmon River at Peace Wave. The water was high so the wave was small and flushy but the Mobius was fast on the wave and side to side. It seemed to me…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on October 20, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
There's something strange, yet comforting about having surgery where you work. Once you get over the initial, "They're going to see my boobs!," it's awesome. I knew exactly where to go, where to get the warm blankets, and who my nurses were. Turns out, the anesthesiologist was a paddler, as well as the OR nurse. Not to mention, my surgeon is just plain rad. I couldn't have felt in better hands. When the time had come, I waltzed in, plopped down on the OR table and passed…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I love to teach kayaking, but I think I love helping paddlers improve their roll the most. Over the last few years, I coined the term "Kayaker Pledge" into my teaching. If you are struggling with your roll or helping a paddler improve their roll, I would encourage a little study of my etiquette of rolling. Each arm has a job and a region it must stay in during the roll. The non-rolling side hand usually gives paddlers the most trouble. Example- if you are rolling right, your left hand…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on October 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
check it out this video of my brother Ian Salvat doing a summary of her summer in Spain.
more adventures on : www.salvatbrothers.com
Added by Aleix salvat on October 9, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
This would be easier if I had just had a traumatic injury. There would be no questions: I would simply schedule surgery and be on my merry way to rehab. Unfortunately, the last two and a half years have been full of pain, discomfort, frustration, and a whole lot of questions.
I get to spend a lot of time working with younger paddlers coaching them on freestyle, creeking etc. It blows me away when I see really young paddlers out on the water getting after it. Kids are great at letting us know when they are scared or don't really want to do something, but once…Continue
Hole Brothers 3,000 cfs
I've been paddling the Mobius 49 since the end of April. I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like the boat because I was still having a great time paddling my ProjectX 48 and really liked mostly everything about it. After Team Trials Jeff and I headed to upstate NY to test it out at Hole Brothers which was around 3,000 cfs. At that level it's more of a wave than a hole but you can still loop and cartwheel on the surfers right shoulder. Above Hole…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on October 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I just got into a Mobius this past Friday for about an hour after work. And, what can I say, this boat definitely plays to my style.
It took about 5 minutes to outfit, which meant more time on the water. The first thing I noticed sitting in it was it definitely felt shorter than my Project X56. I'm a tall guy, at 6'1", and despite feeling shorter, it was still pretty comfortable on my feet.
Rather than a warm up paddle I just dropped right in... here's the highlights of the…Continue
Our entry for the Kayak Session Magazine Short film festival is out. A film about one year kayaking around our beautifull world, sharing experiences with amazing people and having so much fun in the river!
Thanks to everyone that have been with us during this crazy year!
Hope you like the video!
Aquí nuestro vídeo para el concurso de…
Added by Aleix salvat on September 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The splitwheel is another one of my favorite tricks to do in a hole. It's a bit harder to learn than the cartwheel since you have to change direction mid trick while keeping the boat vertical. The best part is once you learn how to splitwheel you can start linking splitwheels to cartwheels, splitwheels to loops, splitwheel to splitwheel and other really fun tricks. After you learn how to splitwheel you can work on the Tricky Whu, oh, that's a tough one!
Definition of the…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on September 24, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments
I normally paddle the Project X 64, so the Mobius 57 is a much smaller boat then I am used to paddling. I am 5’11” 190lbs, so I am at the top end of the weight range for it, but I wanted a boat that would be easier to throw around at certain features here in Maine.
I picked up the new boat on Monday, drooled over it the rest of the night and decided I needed to test it out as soon as possible. I then made the 1.5 hour drive to Old Town, ME after work to check out the…Continue
Added by Chuck Mathieu on September 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Elaine Campbell on September 18, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
After I got back from the WildWater World Championships in Slovenia it was time for me to transition from WildWater training to freestyle training. I went back and forth from home in VT to upstate NY training on the Black River. There was plenty of rain this summer so most of my training was done at high water Hole Brothers which was "fun", since it was a wave, but not really "ideal", since the World Championships was being held in a hole.
I left NY…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on September 16, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Kim Becker paddling the Wave Sport Recon 70 (Photo Heather Herbeck)
As whitewater paddlers, our torso’s are our powerhouses. It’s where we get our “oomph” to boof, sweep, and forward paddle our way through the biggest and even smallest of rapids. …Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on September 13, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Here is a great video put together by Adrian Kiernan from our adventures into the Ansel Adams Wilderness area of California's High Sierras. A truly beautiful place with a classic river running through it, the North Fork of the San Joaquin.
Check it out!…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on September 12, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Tad Dennis' Semi Final Ride at the 2013 ICF World Championships. Taken at the Nantahala River in Bryson City, NC. This is the highest score recorded in a C-1 at an ICF competition. Scored at 1086 points. Tad is using a Carbon Wave Sport Mobius, Galasport paddle and helmet, and Bomber Gear dry top and skirt.
Added by Tad Dennis on September 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Added by Josh Wedgwood on September 4, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Wrote this a few days ago but only just got round to posting...
Since my last blog post there have been lots of changes here at NOC… you can definitely tell there is a World Championships on the way! The stands, or bleachers as they are called over here, have been erected, lights for the night time semi-finals have arrived and tents have been put up everywhere to designate the different athlete zones. A massive banner stretching across the wall next to the feature has also be put up,…Continue
Added by Josh Wedgwood on September 4, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments
As with many great kayaking trips; the journey begins at stupid o’clock in a UK airport with an overweight boat and an argument with the check in assistant over why they shouldn’t charge you an extra $100 for taking a paddle. Why all the stress? The 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships of course!…
Added by Josh Wedgwood on August 28, 2013 at 10:42pm — No Comments
Ive been getting more and more comfortable in the Mobius 57 as we just slipped into the 'Team Training" phase from now until Worlds. The US Team has been training together for an hour slot for the past couple days and it's really brought us all together to support one another and exchange tips like a big family.
A couple weekends ago we had our US Nationals, which was a perfect way of getting back into the groove of competing again. My last comp was way back in June at Fibark…Continue
Added by Bryan Kirk on August 27, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments